Both sides have been two-faced about their intentions in the conflict. This could not go on forever.
On at least three occasions did the president’s underlings propose to bypass the American national security apparatus.
Geopolitical rivalries do not end because of handshakes or smiling photo ops.
The American president imitates his Russian counterpart in bending the law to benefit himself and his friends.
Jon Huntsman, a former governor and ambassador, is the latest Vladimir Putin critic to join the administration.
Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Jeff Sessions… Everybody in Donald Trump’s inner circle has some Russia connection.
The president blames the news media, but the real reason is that Russia and the United States have divergent interests.
The fear is that Donald Trump will give up Kosovo as a bargaining chip to gain Russian cooperation in the Middle East.
There is little honor in a deal with Russia, but it is the pragmatic thing to do so long as the West remains unwilling to take a stand.
Russophiles argue for an accord with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. What would the West gain from such a deal?
An accord with Moscow could end liberal democracy in Eastern Europe as well as America’s values-based foreign policy.
2016 was a good year for authoritarians and delivered blow after blow to liberal democracy.